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I'm a 50 year old PLC programmer from Burnley, UK. I severed my time as an electrician in the baking industry and soon got involved with the up and coming technology of PLC's. Initially this was all based in the Uk but as the years went by I have gradually worked my way around the globe. At first it was mainly Mitsubishi with a bit of Modicon thrown in but these days the industry leaders seem to be the Allen Bradley range of PLC and HMI’s.

Google Maps gets support for 39 new languages

Google today announced that Google Maps is getting support for 39 new languages. The newly supported languages are Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Georgian, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, ...

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Vodafone expands NBN rollout; launches Vodafone TV

The Vodafone TV (Image: Vodafone) Vodafone Australia has announced that it is expanding its National Broadband Network (NBN) services to five more areas by April, in addition to unveiling its new NBN pricing plans. “We are now announcing today that we are rolling out to new capital cities. So we’re ...

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Microsoft's Edge browser app now available for iPad, Android tablets

Video: Microsoft hits “human milestone” with Chinese-to-English machine translator Microsoft is continuing to try to seed its Edge browser beyond Windows. On March 26, Microsoft announced that its Edge browser apps are now generally available for iPads and Android tablets. The Edge apps already are available for iOS and Android ...

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Insta360 One gets a massive upgrade with FlowState stabilization

One of the better 360-degree cameras out there just got a lot better: The Insta360 One, a standalone 4K 360 camera with a built-in iPhone or Android hardware connector now supports FlowState onboard stabilization. This provides much better automatic stabilization than the Insta360 One supported at launch, and enables a ...

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Roboticist Gil Weinberg talks about our weird android future

Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg has a thing or two to say about interacting with robots. A musician and roboticist, Weinberg has created some of the coolest robots I’ve seen including Shimon, a robot that can play the marimba alongside human musicians. Weinberg learned early on that musicians need visual cues ...

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